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Rio Tico Safari Lodge

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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bellows falls vt.
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Well the reviews speak for themselves. Once again, trip advisor hasn't disappointed. This was the first of 3 stops on our trip. We arrived after dark , about 2.5 miles from the main road. We were greeted by a very energetic and enthusiastic dutch man , Cees. We stayed in a room in the main building. Everything was clean and...

Thank 2freespirits
Sarasota, Florida, Usa
Reviewed 26 December 2016

The tents are extremely comfortable with a great little terrace. Lots of nice little touches to make you feel welcome. Sound of the waterfall in the background very soothing. Breakfast was very good, great crepes, good coffee. Our tent was in the upper section of the property. The grounds are well-maintained.

Thank Michele M
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 26 November 2016

This place was amazing. We stayed in one of the tent bungalows. When we arrived in the dark in the middle of a tropical downpour, the host welcomed us with delicious fruit smoothies. The tent was very spacious and comfortable with hardwood floors, a comfy bed, a hot shower, and a large deck looking out into the jungle. The room...

Thank roonebri
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Our first day in Costa Rica we drove to Rio Tico, arriving at 5:30, as dusk was setting in. Our host, "Case," was exceptional, putting candles and flowers in our platform tent, which was set high up overlooking the forest canopy, while we enjoyed a refreshing tropical juice. The rainforest night sounds soothed us all night and our deck was...

Thank Brenda P
Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Great and very clean Lodge. The tents are magnificent and create a special experience. Cees is very helpful and very kind. There is a magnificent Waterfall close to the lodge where you can swim. The tent has a platform where you can listen to the sounds of the jungle. Great!!!

Thank Barbaix W
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Loved the tent and it had a nice veranda out front. Spotted toucans and howler monkeys on the terrain. Lovely waterfall just 300 metres away, where you can swim and jump of the rock on top of the waterfall (if you dare - I didn't). Great breakfast - Dutch pancakes - the best.

Thank Karin K
The Netherlands
Reviewed 8 August 2016

What a nice adventure! We slept in a big tent with great view and we woke up with the sounds of nature. During the night you can hear the howler monkeys and we woke up with the sound of many birds. We even had our own bathroom with warm water for the shower! The owner is a dutch man, for...

Thank Bus96
Heredia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Visited with a couple of friends and I was stunned of the quality of service and facilities, being so close to the river is amazing how peaceful it can get, great machiatto ;) and even though access in rainy season can get a little tricky, is worth the drive

Thank May B
Ermelo, The Netherlands
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is small scale resort with very nice tent. The tents are spacious are scattered around the property with nice view on Rio Tico river. The owners are very friendly and will make sure you have pleasant stay!. They serve breakfast and lunch and if needed a snack for diner. But next the lodge there is also restaurant where you...

Thank Patrick D
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

To stay in the beautiful tents fully equipt with comfortable beds, very nice bathroom and great views from your balcony is a true paradise. In addition to this, whole place around is fantastic, everything is very well kept, taken care of and very clean. Breakfast is very nice and tasty, and the owner is a fantastic and helpful guy. Close...

Thank Barcatko

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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Along the Southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica lies the Costa Ballena and our unique hotel, The Rio Tico Safari Lodge. Our ninge Safari Tents offer a direct experience with a Costa Rican tropical rainforest and will unite you with the natural bounty of Costa Rica. Here in the virgin rainforest, you will awaken every morning to the sounds of birds and howler monkeys. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rio Tico Safari Lodge

Address: Vergel de Punta Mala | Canton de Osa, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula
Price Range: ₹ 5,236 - ₹ 5,366 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rio Tico Safari Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Rio Tico Safari Lodge Costa Rica/Osa Peninsula
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“We didnt stay in the "tent" bungalows but they looked like a nice way to stay in the jungle. The upstairs room is the most private.”
  • Sitting on the bed looking out.
2freespirits, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Tents higher up are easier to access”
569michelem, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for tent next to the river,they have the best view,”
5PatrickD, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the riverside offer a lovely outlook but if you are not used to the sound of water outside it might keep you awake.”
MuriwaiLot, 12 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Yurts 1-4 are on the river front.”
farmoflife, 31 Mar 2015 | Read review
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